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While U Slept: Big 5 Stories Breaking Overnight. Tuesday, March 29, 2011

March 29, 2011

produced by Worldcrunch

DIPLOMATIC PUSH ON LIBYA AS FIGHTING RAGES ON More than 40 world leaders and foreign ministers gather in London to plan ways to put pressure on Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Government and rebel troops continue to battle in key cities east of Tripoli. (CNN)

IVORY COAST: UN-BACKED LEADER’S TROOPS MAKE GAINS AGAINST GBAGBO Forces loyal to Alassane Ouattara, who the international community backs as the rightfully elected president, gain ground on two front in a widening war against forces loyal to sitting President Laurent Gbagbo. (BBC)

GUNMEN TAKE POLITICIANS HOSTAGE IN IRAQ The governor of a northern Iraqi province says he has lost contact with three local politicians after gunmen wearing suicide belts and military uniforms stormed their headquarters. (AP)

PLUTONIUM FOUND NEAR FUKUSHIMA Plutonium found in soil at the Fukushima nuclear complex heightens alarm over battle to contain the world’s worst atomic crisis in 25 years. (Reuters)

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